Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: Test Scores Vs. GPAs In Admissions

Dec 26, 2018

Purdue President Mitch Daniels says his school will continue needing an ACT or SAT test score to offer admittance to prospective Boilermakers.
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A number of elite schools, including members of the Ivy League, have gotten rid of the need for an ACT or SAT test score to get in. But Purdue President Mitch Daniels says in a recent Washington Post editorial that the West Lafayette campus will not be following suit.

On WBAA’s Monthly Conversation with him, we ask President Daniels why not and have him respond to an editorial in the Purdue student newspaper that points out what its writers think may be hypocrisy on the president’s part regarding how he talks about grade point averages and their worth.

Also on this month’s show, could increasing the Department of Child Services budget help get more low-income and first-generation students to Purdue, or does such a move merely decrease the overall state funding pool and shrink the amount available for higher education?